NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jeffrey Coprich, RB, Dixie State
What is your name?
Jeffrey J. Coprich Jr.
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
RB/Slot and Specialist KOR/PR
Where do you play college football?
Cal Berkeley 2012-2015, East Carolina University 2016 and Dixie St. 2017
Where are you from?
From Watts California, grew up in Inglewood
Who is your role model, and why?
My Father and Mother are my role models, they are the reason why i continue to go hard everyday.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Ms Maye, my 5th grade teacher.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Played Football, Basketball, Ran track
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Honestly can’t remember, I played against a lot of good players in the Pac-12.
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
I always was. But was a baller, everybody knew it.
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Restore Me Again -Deitrick Haddon
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Tavon Austin, Dion Lewis
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
I have been through alot in my life time, from losing friends and family to gang related activity, to facing adversity, and dealing with politics in college. Through time, i just became mentally strong, and pushed through. But like many players who has faced the same trials, has become successful, against the odds. So, i believe there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Im grinding everyday and now my time has come to pursue the NFL.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I meditate, relax and run my plays in my head and imagine myself making big plays.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
Making half of the whole defense miss and scoring.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
I am a community activist. When my sister passed, her Elementary school name the library after her. As i got older i used my platform to get book donations from my community, and Cal Alumni, to fill up the library with new hardcover books for the kids. I worked with Iam Foundation, and used their affirmation books to read to the kids. I also partnered with Microsoft for the collective Onenote project. Microsoft remodeled the library, new books and computers.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
Saints because of Reggie Bush
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
P.Diddy, Jay- Z, Oprah